Endocrine System

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Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

While reading Chapter 6 in my text book I learned about Endocrine Pathologies. The endocrine system is a main help in regulating the body, and helps to maintain homeostasis. There are two types of glands in this system, endocrine and exocrine. Some common pathologies of the endocrine system are Addison’s disease which affects the adrenal glands, the massage therapist need to have medical clearance before giving a massage. Another is Cushing’s disease which is over production of adrenocortical steroid, when giving a massage the therapist need medical clearance from their health care provider. When massaging someone with an endocrine problem special care at being cautious is very important.

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